COMMERCIAL ENTRIES (including Case Studies)  
maximum length 5 minutes

Great Storytelling  If this were a book it'd be a page turner. Or, when viewing it has you think 'absolutely sharing this one, who won't relate to it?' 

Exceptional Cinematography  The WOW factor! That is to say, I can mute the sound and still have my eyes glued to the screen. A creative work of art. Stellar lighting, amazing camera work, and a unique visual way of telling a story.  

Outstanding Visual Effects  Holy $%#! Is this for real?! The answer we're looking for is no.

Best Direction  When a performance is so on point that you feel the director's skills are successfully seeping through.

Innovative Digital Craft  Aptly blending content with technology, made to create an engaging user experience.

Spectacular Animation  An ode to those who imagine, and create... All while sitting behind a screen - not a camera.

Creative Sound Design  The feeling that you became a part of the commercial thanks to the sound surrounding you.

Stellar Editing  Telling a story by way of sensational editing techniques.

Long Format Branded Content   All those videos you share that merge style with substance and resonate with you on an emotional level... only to realize that it's actually branded entertainment.

MUSIC VIDEO ENTRIES
maximum length 6 minutes

Whether a story is to be told, a mind blowing performance is to be seen, or music to be heard, we're looking for the best in each of these categories. Show us what you got! 

Best All Around Music Video  "Unforgettable" says the viewer after repeated play...

Exceptional Cinematography  Mesmerizing shots that help tell the story.

Great Storytelling  Some of the greatest stories told are the ones that artfully combine great music with a great story.

Outstanding Visual Effects  We think it's real... but it's not.

Best Direction When you feel like the actors aren't acting and the visual imagery flows.

Stellar Editing You've just proved that your editing skills were critical to the success of this video.

NEWS UPDATE! Annual screenings of AOC's winning work will be coming to The Paley Center For Media in NYC and LA. All winning work will also become a part of their permanent collection with access for public viewing at both locations.